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05 October 2009 @ 08:51 am
I took a pretty bad fall this morning, and I feel pretty stupid about it. I was dropping the dog off at the in-laws, as I usually do during the work week, but because it was kind of foggy this morning, I'd driven with my lights on. As I was about to step away from the car, the "beep beep" of the "your lights are still on" warning penetrated my not-yet-caffeinated brain, and I pivoted to turn back and shut them off. Except I was standing on decorative lava rocks and a cement curb, in wood soled shoes. They didn't want to pivot, and I went down - on the curb, feeling, and I imagine looking like a broken doll, with ankles and knees all at wrong angles. It hurt bad enough that I just stayed like that for a good minute, waiting for the pain to fade enough so I could try and get up, and find out just how much damage I'd done to myself.

Luckily, nothing broken, but my right ankle hurts even just adjusting enough to drive the car, and I can feel where it's sprained and might be swelling.


It's obviously a Monday.
Current Mood: hurt
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Paul ouchsabaceanbabe on October 5th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, ow! :( My mom broke her ankle once, doing something just like that, so I'm glad you're not hurt worse. *pets you*
rhienellethrhienelleth on October 5th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah - I have friends who have broken things really badly doing similar things. I am very fortunate to only have a sprain.

My boss has gone to hunt me down an ice pack, and I've taken some ibuprofen, so hopefully that will help the sprain.
Queen of the Skiesqueenoftheskies on October 5th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear that you're hurt. Is it bad enough for the doctor?

Yes, it definitely is a Monday.

I hope your ankle feels better SOON!
Patron Saint of Pessimismwoodrunner on October 5th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)

Yes, it's definitely Monday, things have been going wrong left and right on my side of the country, too...

But yours is by far the most painful! I hope it heals soon!
celli on October 5th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)

I just tripped on a curve and went down getting off a bus, so clearly transportation is Out To Get Us.

rhienellethrhienelleth on October 5th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm icing it and downing ibuprofen at regular intervals. A large lump has developed sort of on top of my foot, just under where it joins my ankle, and it feels fine....unless I bend that in any direction other than perfectly aligned. *sigh*

I can't really elevate it at work, which would be other smart thing to do.
Fatema: doctordonnafatema on October 6th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
I'm glad that you're alright. Hope the ankle gets better.